30-minute radio program for October 11, 2011. Want to destroy quality public education? First underfund it. Then open schools up to milking by corporate marketing departments. Then--by force of law--privatize public schools--in the process busting teachers' unions and replacing experienced, well-trained teachers with inexperienced, poorly trained, and ill-paid ones.
The result? Increased corporate profits and citizens/workers incapable of critically questioning (let alone fighting back against!) The System. It's a win-win situation!
From the documentary *Corporations in the Classroom* we'll hear about two notorious schemes to market products to captive audiences of U.S. schoolchildren: Bus Radio and Channel One TV.
Journalist/commentator CHRIS HEDGES discusses the Oligarchy's project of privatizing schools, destroying Liberal Arts education, and training young people only to serve as cogs in various parts of the economic engine. This project is a century old--but it has made great gains under Bush II and Obama.
Fr. GUIDO SARDUCCI offers some comic relief. He presents his plan to offer a
quality college education in only five minutes, at a cost of $20.
Thanks to Uprising Radio (www.uprisingradio.org) for the Hedges talk, to Unwelcome Guests (www.unwelcomeguests.net) for the audio of *Corporations in the Classroom,* and to Tereza Coraggio (www.thirdparadigm.org) for the Sarducci routine.
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